cartoonfan4ever wrote:March of the Trolls, in The Skeleton Dance.
Actually, "Dwarfs"... but, yes, it's the Grieg music that's heard in that cartoon and not Saint-Saens's "Danse Macabre", as some people mistakenly think.
I've been racking my brains trying to think of any cartoon that might have used Dvorak's "Slavonic Dances"... but I can't come up with one title.
Excerpts from Bizet's "Carmen" are featured in Gene Deitch's T&J cartoon, "Carmen Get It"... the conductor in that one is, I believe, a caricature of Arturo Toscanini; which is interesting when one considers how many times his rival, Leopold Stokowski, was parodied in earlier Hollywood cartoons.
The Sextet from Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" closes out Friz Freleng's "Notes to You"... I keep hoping that will be restored so that I can finally see what happens at the iris-out (the colorized versions "freeze" the action, so that all you hear is the resultant mayhem on the soundtrack.)
Suppe's "Light Calvary Overture" has turned up in such cartoons as Famous' "Little Boo-Peep", and Disney's "Symphony Hour".
Part of Liszt's "Les Preludes" is heard in "Dripalong Daffy"; in the scene where "Nasty Canasta" orders the bartender to mix two of his "usual".
The Prelude to Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg" is heard over the main-titles to Disney's "Der Fuhrer's Face"